A program about the North Sea as a living community. Three cases function as centers of attention, each dealing with a current North Sea issue. Each case is the territory for fieldwork by a team. One of the teams consists of anthropologist Darko Lagunas, geophysicist Maarten Kleinhans and Theun Karelse of FoAM. Embassy of the Northsea

ecological layers

We patronise the animals for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein we err, and greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they are more finished and complete, gifted with extentions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. - Henry Beston

To suppose that animals first entered the human imagination as meat or leather or horn is to project a 19th-century attitude backwards across the millenia. Animals first entered the imagination as messengers and promises. For example, the domestication of cattle did not begin as a prospect of milk and meat. Cattle had magical functions, sometimes oracular, sometimes sacrificial. - John Berger

archeological layers

The drowned villages of Zeeland: at least 170 villages have been recorded.List of drowned villages in Zeeland

Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts, the book of their deeds, the book of their words and the book of their art. Not one of these books can be understood unless we read the two others, but of the three the only trustworthy one is the last. - Ruskin

  • is category_archeology a field of research where the idea of objects as carriers of a 'voice', being reluctant witnesses to the past, or even of having a voice, is generally accepted?
  • with climate change, will the drowned villages of Zeeland become more recognized as a precursor, or just a common place phenomenon?
  • will people when leaving their villages actively leave heritage? will geology become a medium?

(non)human layer

Spokane tribe Washington saying on arrogance: If you think you are so great, greater than anyone, go stand before the tallest tree in the forest and you tell that tree how great you are. Faith Spotted Eagle at Millemont Castle 2015

Relationships don't just shape Indigenous reality, they are our reality. Indigenous researchers develop relationships with ideas in order to achieve enlightenment in the ceremony that is Indigenous research. Indigenous research is the ceremony of maintaining accountability to these relationships. For researchers to be accountable to all our relations, we must make careful choices in our selection of topics, methods of data collection, forms of analysis and finally in the way we present information. - Research is Ceremony, Shawn Wilson


  • onderzoek naar vrije plek, welke lessen kunnen we leren van de delta werken, de Oostvaardersplassen, de Hedwig polder, verdronken dorpen..
  • wat voor soort ruimte kan aan ons luisteren ten dienste staan?
  • how can we approach unconditional hospitality (Catherine Harris)
  • delta_casus.txt
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